Presentation on theme: "Building Character Chapter 2. Recognizing Character Character – combination of traits that show strong ethical principals and maturity Ethical principals."— Presentation transcript:
Recognizing Character Character – combination of traits that show strong ethical principals and maturity Ethical principals – standards for right and wrong behavior (public and private behavior) Role models – people who set a positive example
Values and Character Values – beliefs and ideas about what is important Character based on set of values you’ve learned since childhood Guide you in everyday choices Show in what and how you say things How you spend money Show what you’re willing to stand up for
Values, cont. Learned values Those things that are learned from an indirect source (friends, family, school) Mass media usually show unacceptable behaviors Shared values Universal values – those that are shared all over the world, the “glue” to society
Personal Responsibility “Let me help” “I’ll do it” – take charge “I’m sorry, I’ll try better next time.” - They do not place blame on others Familial responsibility – those that our families place a significance on
Citizenship How you handle your responsibilities as a citizen Citizen – a member of a community such as a school, city or town, or country Takes training to be a good citizen Two keys: Caring for the greater good of individuals Acting on your concerns
Learn to make a difference: VOLUNTEER pg 45 pg 45
BE A GOOD LISTENER Listening is the most important part of character Steps: Eliminate interior and exterior distractions Keep a positive attitude Maintain objectivity Give nonverbal feedback Repeat the message to yourself in your own words Let the speaker FINISH
Making Responsible Decisions Automatic decisions Complicated decisions Decision Making – act of making a choice Helps you achieve personal goals Helps plan for the future Continuous process to use problem solving and decision making skills
What influences decisions? FamilyCultureFriendsValuesResources Demographics Needs Wants Society
Learning from Good Decisions Improved Self-esteem Increased respect from people around you Independence shows responsibility
Considering Consequences Minor vs major Personal decisions ma alter the direction in your life
Responsible Leadership Leader – person who has influence over and guides a group Groups must have leaders and followers Leadership – ability to lead
Answer: Seldom –S, Often –O, Always - A Leadership Test!!!
Trustworthiness I am honest. I do not deceive, cheat, or steal. I do what I say I’ll do. I have the courage to do the right thing. I build a good reputation. I stand by my family, friends, and country.
Respect I treat others with respect and follow the “Golden Rule.” I am tolerant of differences. I use good manners, not bad language. I am considerate of others’ feelings. I do not threaten, hit, or hurt anyone. I deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.
Responsibility I do what I am supposed to do. I persevere (I keep on trying). I always do my best. I use self-control. I am self-disciplined. I think about consequences before I act. I am accountable for my choices.
Fairness I play by the rules. I take turns and share. I am open-minded. I listen to others. I do not take advantage of others. I do not blame others carelessly.
Caring I am kind. I am compassionate and show I care. I express gratitude. I forgive others. I help people in need.
Citizenship I do my share to make my school and community better. I cooperate. I stay informed. I am a good neighbor. I obey laws and rules. I respect authority. I protect the environment.
How do you rate? Count how many always you chose: 0-15 always: Character counts for leadership success. Now’s the time to adopt positive actions and attitudes. 15-30 always: You know what it takes to be a person of good character. Keep trying to “do the right thing” every time. 30-35 always: Your good character will take you far. Keep at it!
Leadership Poster Define the word leader Define the word leadership Include 20 skills that a POSITIVE leader must have to be successful On the back – list 5 things that “kills” a good leader Add your name